Bowling for scorpions
This is another mountain bike trail added to the Hawes Trail System in December 2018. This 'connector' trail will link the new Scorpion Trail to the yet-to-be completed Stinger Trail.
This trail is designed for and primarily to be used by mountain bikers, but you may encounter hikers, equestrians and wild horses, so be aware.
This trail, the Scorpion Trail and the 'to-be-completed' Stinger was in fact authorized by the Forest Service and an environmental assessment was completed in 2008... it just took ten years before it received the necessary funding. Part of the funding was from the Forest Service and part from outside groups.
Easy single-track trail with a nice flowing rhythm on a hard-packed gravel surface (some grass at the moment) featuring short straights, easy turns with few curved berms along with a very minor but steady loss of elevation.
Very easy... no sandy washes, no thorny stuff, just a nice hard-packed surface. Due to the area being so flat, pretty much the only scenery will be the Palo Verde & Ironwood trees along with vegetation including jojoba, cholla, ocotillo, etc.
None - Bring your own. Please do not leave empty bottles along the trail or where you park.
Check out the Official Route.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.